QTrobot emotional ability training curriculum for autism and special needs education focuses on teaching skills related to emotion recognition, emotion understanding as well as emotion regulation skills such as calming down and showing empathy. QTrobot emotional skills training allows students with autism and social-developmental difficulties to practice emotions in a simplified and understandable manner.
QTrobot curriculum for teaching emotions is organized around six main topics of emotional abilities, each broken down into several units. In each unit, QTrobot practices a new skill over a variety of stimuli and provides the learner with multiple trials to support skill mastery. The skills are then repeated in later units to support the maintenance of the learnt skills.
In addition, QTrobot also actively involves the trainer in the sessions to facilitate the generalization of the skills and support the development of social interaction between the child and the trainer.
1 – Emotion imitation
2 – Emotion recognition
3 – Emotion generation
4 – Naming emotions
5 – Emotion understanding
6 – Emotion regulation
The application of this curriculum is not limited to the learners on the autism spectrum. Other individuals with difficulties in identifying, interpreting or responding to emotions can also benefit from it.
The curriculum is not limited to a specific age group and can be used for the learners in the pre-school, primary or secondary school age as long as they meet the prerequisites of each module and they haven’t yet developed the learning objectives of the module. It can be used in special need education settings, as well as in mainstream schools to boost learner’s emotional abilities and help them to be more comfortable with interaction with peers and other people around them.